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Fireys rescue dog from burning house

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04 Dec 2013
Firefighters have been praised for rescuing a dog after a Croydon South house fire.

MFB firefighters arrived about 3.30pm yesterday to find the single storey weatherboard home in Reilly Court well involved in fire.

Unsure of the location of the occupants, firefighters conducted a search of the premises.  Fortunately no-one was home.

During this search, however, a medium size (bitzer) dog was rescued from the living room in a non-responsive condition due to smoke inhalation.

Firefighters provided the dog with oxygen therapy for some 30 minutes until breathing resumed and he was alert.  Soon after, he was transported to the local vets.

The fire took 20 minutes to bring under control with significant damage to the living areas and the roof space.

MFB Firefighters will remain on scene into the evening conducting fire duties.

Specialist MFB Fire Investigators are currently on scene to determine the cause of the fire, which is currently unknown.

ATTENDING  APPLIANCES: 7 (including Bayswater CFA)

No. of FIREFIGHTERS: 22 

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